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Mama Africa Restaurant

178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“mixed grill” (48 reviews)
“wild game” (36 reviews)
“game meat” (32 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we made reservation with my friends. Live band on point. Got to samba with one of the band members😊😊. They have minimum african cuisine. What I had was zimbabwean dombi/dovi can't remember🙈. Food presentation on point . You know the saying "one eats first...More

Thank 126sinahh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had rotten luck with food in Cape Town till I got to this restaurant. We went on a whim.. Just to see what the big deal was about. The waiter were very friendly and explained the game platter to us in detail.. Also offering his...More

1  Thank Krittika V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here. Really good native dishes. We had the "Sampler" which had springbok, alligator and some tho let of snake. The food and atmosphere were very comfortable. By the end of our meal there was a band that played some...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

fantastic food and fantastic music and atmosphere. We didn't have a booking but the mgr found us a table as we had 2 children with her - many thanks , would retunr

Thank jpower16
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Monday evening while our vacation to the cape. Reserved a place for two prior to arrival . The service was very very slow and unattended , the waitress didn't pay attention to us to the point where she didn't even notice we...More

Thank Gali K
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The food was tasty (crocodile kebabs and springbok steak) and staff were friendly but it was a very different experience to what I had hoped for. From the website I thought it was going to be a small, cosy restaurant that's run by a few...More

Thank Amanda K
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A group of us who had been in safari decided to spend our last evening together in a traditional African restaurant. Mama Africa did not disappoint. I made a reservation the day before to ensure a booking for 5 people. I would highly recommend booking...More

Thank soydanielle
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The food was good, but service was really bad. Their excuse was that it was a Saturday night. We waited an hour and a half for our main course. We are very tolerant but the time we waited was ridiculous. Anyways, the place is nice...More

1  Thank Nanskiy
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This place has great options for non vegetarian lovers but nothing for vegetarians..African music and vibes of this place were the only parts we loved about our visit!

Thank sonakshis518
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Such an amazing meal and experience at Mama Africa. Make reservations!!! This place is super popular and if you don't have a reservation you may not get in. We didn't have one but were able to sit at the bar since we got there early....More

Thank chevaf8b
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Sharon M
I would like to have a reservation For Monday eve. May 15 At 20:00 Sincerely Sharon alon
13 May 2017|
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Response from Doreen8 | Reviewed this property |
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It is a prefix dinner or we choose our dishes? Any idea on the pricing?
16 November 2015|
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Response from Roanthedog | Reviewed this property |
The menu is varied - a la carte, not prix fixe. We chose the game platter so we could try the different kinds of meat but their menu offers a variety of choices. Regardless what the dinner costs in Rand, keep in mind that a... More
Do I have to do a Reservation ?
2 February 2017|
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Response from RMSA02 | Reviewed this property |
It is better to do it. Depending on the day it may be crowded
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 426 1017
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